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Expert Insight, Breaking News, and Insider Stories on Real Estate in Paris

Thirty years ago the area surrounding the Canal Saint Martin was on no one’s radar. But an influx of young creatives priced out of the centre has seen the 10th arrondissement transformed into a hotly-discussed destination for buyers.  The arrondissement is dominated by the Canal Saint-Martin in its east, the Gare du Nord and Est stations […]

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Europacity, the huge real estate development in the suburbs of Paris, has been put on hold after a judge rescinded planning permission for the site.  The future of the 3.1 billion euro project, which is intended to be completed by the time of the Olympics in 2024, is in doubt after the administrative tribunal of […]

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After London’s garden bridge plans collapsed in the face of public opposition, Paris might pinch the idea and get its own. An architect team has sketched a preliminary design that would link the area surrounding the Bois de Vincennes to the Rive Gauche. The bridge would form part of a complex including a new 180-metre […]

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Work has begun to give the historic Royal Chapel of Versailles its first makeover since 1870. The mammoth job will be complete by 2020.  The Chapelle Royale, part of the large Versailles Palace which has around 7.5 million visitors per year, is getting a facelift in time for 2020. Work began on March 6 and will undoubtedly […]

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One size does not fit all when it comes to furnished rentals in Paris. What do different nationalities want in terms of location, amenities, type of apartment and neighborhood?  What do tenants want from landlords when they move to Paris and rent a furnished flat? If they’re British, don’t forget a kettle for starters. This […]

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The working class borough of Belleville is one to watch for those looking to buy property in Paris.  The neighborhood that straddles four arrondissements is turning heads for its rapid boboisation and piquing the interest of thrifty investors and buyers, as property prices remain low and are forecast to grow rapidly in future. Both buy-to-let investors and […]

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In a recent round up on how Brexit is expected to influence European housing prices, Paris Property Group’s Miranda Bothe shared her thoughts with Moving2Madrid, “Recently we’ve seen announcements from HSBC, Bank of America and financial institutions from the Middle East confirming they are making plans to move workers to Paris in lieu of London. […]

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Equally perfect as a pied-a-terre or family home, this elegant property is located in the heart of the Golden Triangle area of the 8th arrondissement in Paris.  Located between the Champs Elysees and the Seine River, with massive views of the American Cathedral, this beautiful apartment is within walking distance of many of the monuments […]

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The outlook is very positive for Paris’ 2018’s property market, but as usual there are major changes to the laws affecting real estate. The following regulatory changes and tax reforms affecting property are important to know about. The end of the wealth tax in its current form At the end of November the National Assembly […]

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